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Shimano Freehub sticking - can I fix it ?(2 posts)

Shimano Freehub sticking - can I fix it ?Ping_Pong
May 28, 2003 1:09 AM
I have a problem with my shimano 9speed 105 freehub which has started to jam. I will replace it as soon as possible, but I have a long ride to do tomorrow and would like to try to service it if that is possible. I have done a search and can't seem to find much on how to do this. Thanks.
re: Shimano Freehub sticking - can I fix it ?russw19
May 28, 2003 9:55 AM
Morningstar Tools made (makes?) a tool called a freehub buddy that allows you to get some chain lube inside your freehub body, but it requires removal of the axle. You can take off your cogs and just drip some teflon lube into the cassette body in the slight gap at the body where the lockring attaches. Also, if you do remove your hub axle, you can take the freehub body off with a 10 mm allen wrench. If you get it off you can lube it and make sure something behind it is not interferring with it turning.

However, after you go thru all this, you can just as easily replace the body. It's the same as a Shimano LX body which shouldn't cost you much more than $25. And once you have the axle off, it's an easy swap.